How to turn off dark mode on iPhone in iOS 13

One of the most talked-about new features in iOS 13 is night mode, but as with all things new, there is a learning curve associated with using it. There’s been plenty written about how to turn it off, but what if you want to turn off dark mode on the iPhone and can’t remember how you turned it on in the first place? We will explain how to do that and some of the other functions associated with night mode in the iPhone.

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How to turn off dark mode on iPhone

Turning off dark mode on the iPhone is very simple and can be done in a few different ways. The easiest method is to do it from the Control Center by pulling down the top-right corner of the screen. Then just touch and hold the brightness button, which looks like a small sun or circle with lines coming out from it. Then tap “Dark Mode Off,” and you’re done. This same method can be done to turn it on as well.

You can also turn off dark mode on the iPhone by going into Settings. Then look for Display & Brightness and choose “Light” to turn it off and revert to the regular display settings.

If you follow the same routine day after day and don’t want to go through the hassle of turning off dark mode on the iPhone at the same time every day, then you can easily set a schedule for it to turn on and off. To do this, go to Settings > Display & Brightness > Automatic. Then choose “Options” to set the schedule you want to turn on or off dark mode on your iPhone.

Using Night Shift on your iPhone

One iPhone feature that’s related to dark mode is called Night Shift. It involves setting a schedule to adjust the colors on the display to make them warmer, which is easier on the eyes. Night Shift uses the iPhone’s location and clock to set the default schedule around sunset in your area. The feature then changes the display colors to warmer tones automatically. The display then goes back to the default settings in the morning after sunrise.

To turn Night Shift off or on, go to the Control Center and press and hold the Brightness icon. Then tap the Night Shift icon, which looks like a crescent moon inside a dark circle with lines going out from it.

You can also turn this feature on or off by going to Settings > Display & Brightness > Night Shift. If you approach the feature from the Settings like this, you can also change the schedule so it doesn’t adjust based on sunset and sunrise. This enables you to manually set when the colors will be adjusted to a warmer tone.



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